Just 40 miles north of Salinas lies a majestic beach called Montañita. This is a laid back destination that has a safe and friendly feel to it. It is also a sufers town. Many Latin Americans come to this place in order to participate in the Surfers events that takes place all year round. The road that takes you there borders the Pacific ocean which makes the ride very enjoyable and many local places to eat are available to try. There is a "Seafood festival" that is also fresh and delicious. There are many activities to do around Montañita including surfing, scuba diving, wildlife tours, horse riding as well as just relaxing on an amazing beach. Montañita is also becoming the main destination on the beach to learn Spanish. Montañita Spanish School is highly recommended.